Archive for April, 2017

Profile America: Credit Cards

Thursday, April 20 — To borrow from some recent advertising slogans, although many Americans couldn’t imagine leaving home without them, and they’re everywhere they want to be, there was a time when credit cards were rare. They were issued only by […]

by · April 20, 2017 · Profile America
Profile America: All News Radio

Profile America: All News Radio

Wednesday, April 19 — The first all-news radio format in the U.S. debuted on this date in 1965, as WINS-AM in New York City switched from rock and roll to rip and read. Almost 20 years earlier, the station had notched […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Profile America
Word of the Day: April 19, 2017

Word of the Day: April 19, 2017

Bonhomie Definition: (noun) A pleasant and affable disposition. Synonyms: Affability, Affableness, Amiableness, Geniality, Amiability Usage: The good humor and bonhomie called up by this last evening had disappeared.

by · April 19, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett and City Council Members announce sweeping legislation to curb smoking and tobacco usage. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

New Efforts At Reducing Cigarette Smoking

  On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a series of legislative proposals aimed at reducing the number of smokers in New York City by 160,000 over the next three years. De Blasio said, “big tobacco is public enemy […]

WYSK: Why I Am Against A Constitutional Convention

WYSK: Why I Am Against A Constitutional Convention

Why I Am Against A Constitutional Convention By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz You should know that on November 7, 2017, New Yorkers will vote on whether or not to spend millions of dollars to hold a State Constitutional Convention. You […]

by · April 19, 2017 · What You Should Know
Luis Severino, NY Yankees. Credit: nysportsday.com

Severino Has Arrived For Yankees

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Similar to Michael Pineda there was always this conception about Yankees righthander Luis Severino. The kid can pitch and when his command is on point, as it has been in three starts this young season, there […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Sports
Whose Birthday Is It? April 19, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? April 19, 2017

Eliot Ness (1903) Ness was 26 years old when he was hired as a special agent of the US Department of Justice to head its Chicago Prohibition bureau, with the express purpose of breaking up the bootlegging network of Al […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Aaron Hernandez, a former NFL star, committed suicide while serving a life sentence for murder.

Aaron Hernandez: Sad Tragedy Off A Field Of Hard Knocks

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor The sad part of the Aaron Hernandez story is reality that an all purpose talent never got that opportunity to complete a mission of purpose and partly that is blamed off the field he knew as […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Sports
Quote of the Day: April 19, 2017

Quote of the Day: April 19, 2017

Be still my heart; thou hast known worse than this. Homer (900 BC – 800 BC)

by · April 19, 2017 · Bulletin Board
Police investigate the latest grand larceny of a cell phone store on Morris Park Avenue.--Photo by David Greene

Bandits Hit Cell Phone Stores in Morris Park and Norwood

Bandits Hit Cell Phone Stores in Morris Park, Norwood by David Greene Two men are in police custody and investigators continue to hunt for at least five others after two recent and unrelated thefts of cell phone stores in Morris […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Crime, News
Raise The Age NY
July 11, 2013 - At Manhattan Municipal Building.

Independent Democratic Conference & Advocates to City: Clock is ticking to take our kids off Rikers Island

Independent Democratic Conference & Advocates to City: Clock is ticking to take our kids off Rikers Island IDC celebrates passage of Raise the Age and urges City to plan quickly New York, NY — Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Jesse Hamilton […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Law
BRONX DA ANNOUNCES SHE WILL MOVE TO VACATE MURDER CONVICTION OF STEVEN ODIASE

BRONX DA ANNOUNCES SHE WILL MOVE TO VACATE MURDER CONVICTION OF STEVEN ODIASE

The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition.

Vernuccio’s View: Obama Criminal Aliens Policy Reversed

The failure—some would say refusal– of the Obama Administration to effectively address the challenge presented by criminal aliens was largely obscured by the reluctance of the media to provide coverage of these offenses. The Heritage Foundation notes that a 2005 […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Vernuccio's View
First Lady Chirlane McCray formally releases her baby book “Love Is/El Amor Es.” The First Lady and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery visit three city libraries to greet New Yorkers and read the new book aloud to young children and babies.  Brooklyn Central Library.  Wednesday, July 15, 2015.  Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

Opinion: Pulling Strings By Elites Isn’t Fair

By Patricia Huertas   When my oldest son, William, was entering first grade, I entered him in a lottery for one of New York City’s high performing public charter schools. I signed William up for a public charter school because […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Education, Op Ed
Whose Birthday Is It? April 18, 2017

Whose Birthday Is It? April 18, 2017

Leopold Anthony Stokowski (1882) Stokowski was a legendary British-American conductor whose strong advocacy of new music helped to broaden American musical taste. He conducted and toured with the Philadelphia Orchestra for more than two decades, transforming it into a world-class […]

by · April 18, 2017 · Bulletin Board